Bruce Spinale


  • Date Taken: 11/15/2020
  • Time Of Day: Evening
  • Number of Points: 8
  • County: Osceola County
  • Property: Private
  • Type of Photo: Deer
  • Dressed Weight: 174

Hunted all morning in rain and hadn’t seen anything. My son had to head home at lunch time so decided to come in for lunch and get warmed up. Day continued to be miserable, around 2pm rain turned to wet snow. Was really considering not going back out but decided to go back out. Got back in blind around 3:30pm. Wasn’t seeing any deer, so around 5pm decided to head back in. As I was reaching for my bag, I looked up, only to see a large doe. By now it was really snowing heavy. I thought, well, let’s just give it a few more and see what happens. About 5 minutes later, to the right I saw some movement in some young pine trees. I figured it was the does I had saw a few days earlier. Then they kinda disappeared, but the big doe was grazing. All of a sudden I saw another deer next to this doe. Came out of nowhere. They were behind a thicket so very hard to see, so I pulled my gun to scope it and Wow, I could see what looked like a nice 6pt. I was hoping they would keep moving in the direction they were headed, but they didn’t, and it appeared that they were now turning and heading away, so I took the shot I had. The does all took off. But he started walking? So I shot again and he fell. Shortly thereafter, i headed to see what I had. OMG, a huge 8 pt. Buck. I started calling my sons. Turns out this was a buck they had been hunting for 2 years. They called him Curly, due to his curly brow tine. What a beautiful buck. This was by far my biggest buck I had ever taken. It truly was my buck of a lifetime. My sons had picked this sight for me to hunt this year so all the thanks go to them and I’m thankful we had the chance to hunt together.